Leonetti Reserve 2012
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
Wine AdvocateOne of the wines of the vintage, the 2012 Walla Walla Reserve is an incredible wine that could rival the 2010 down the road. A blockbuster blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, it's overflowing with notions of cassis, plum, licorice, toasted spice and asphalt-like aromas and flavors. Big, inky, massively concentrated and structured, with a serious lashing of tannin, it pushes on the ripeness scale, yet stays lively, pure and focused, with killer length on the finish. Aged 22 months in new and once used French oak barrels and puncheons, it will be approachable in 3-4 years, and keep for three decades.
Wine SpectatorA swarm of fine tannins swirls around a sleek core of peppery black cherry and plum flavors, nicely nuanced and gliding through a long and expressive finish. Has presence and integrity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2024. 1,132 cases made.
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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